The Academic - Loose Friends EP (RSD 2020 Drop One) Vinyl Record

4 piece indie band from Mullingar (Ireland) have just signed to Capitol Records, They kick off their European tour 23rd March & end in the UK 26TH April & will promote the release throughout the tour. They are playing only their 2nd London show @ Electric Ballroom – 1200 capacity...

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4 piece indie band from Mullingar (Ireland) have just signed to Capitol Records, They kick off their European tour 23rd March & end in the UK 26TH April & will promote the release throughout the tour. They are playing only their 2nd London show @ Electric Ballroom – 1200 capacity which will sell out (Full tour dates below) They played to 5000 at their last show in Ireland. Their Socials are very strong: Facebook – 65k / Twitter – 21.7k / Instagram – 41.6K & they are a massive priority for Capitol! Tour Dates : March 2020 - 23 - Vega Copenhagen, Denmark / 24 - Molotow Hamburg, Germany / 25 - Botanique Brussels, Belgium / 27 - Point Éphémère Paris, France / 28 - Paradiso Amsterdam Netherlands / 29 - Köln Artheater Cologne, Germany / 31 - PRIVATCLUB Berlin Berlin, Germany. APRIL 2020 - 01 - Futurum Music Bar Prage, Czech Republic / 02 - Grelle Forelle Vienna, Austria / 04 - Orangehouse, Munich, Germany / 12 - Millennium Forum Theatre & Conference Centre Derry, N.Ireland / 15 - THINK TANK? Newcastle, UK / 16 - Electric Ballroom London, UK / 17 - Gorilla Manchester, UK / 18 - Arts Club Liverpool, UK / 20 - Rescue Rooms Nottingham, UK / 21 - Clwb Ifor Bach Cardiff, UK / 22 - The Sugarmill Stoke, UK / 24 - Brudenell Social Club Leeds, UK / 25 - Tunnels Aberdeen, UK / 26 - The Caves Edinburgh UK
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